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There aren't many castles that actually look like the trademark Disney one, with fairytale turrets raised high over Copenhagen's other rooftops, but Rosenborg does, and stone lions guarding the... Read More
There aren't many castles that actually look like the trademark Disney one, with fairytale turrets raised high over Copenhagen's other rooftops, but Rosenborg does, and stone lions guarding the entrance, too. This castle was built as the summer residence of 'builder king' Christian IV in the 1600s, back when this part of the city was still considered countryside. The last king to live here was Christian IV's successor Frederik IV; instead, it has acted as a museum since 1838, making it one of the world's earliest. Its most viewed exhibits are the crown jewels, located in the basement, but don't miss out on other attractions, including the splendidly Baroque Marble Hall, a celebration of the era of Absolute Monarchy began in 1660. Surrounding Rosenborg is stately Kongens Have (King's Gardens), one of Copenhagen's most attractive parks.
- Jan-Apr 15th: Tue-Sun 10am-2pm
- Apr 16th-May 31st: Daily 10am-4pm
- Jun-Aug: Daily 9am-5pm
- Sep-Oct: Daily 10am-4pm
- Nov-Dec: Tue-Sun 10am-2pm
- Hours May Vary Seasonally
- Adult (18+) DKK 115; Student (18+) DKK 75; Child (0-17) Free
- Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: A fairytale castle in lavish parkland in the heart of Copenhagen, Rosenborg has everything you could wish for in a palace - including the crown jewels.
- Best for Historic Sites, Sightseeing Because: Rosenborg Slot is a beautiful castle with lots to see beside the crown jewels.
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Situated as it is in downtown Copenhagen, there is no excuse for missing out on the crown jewels and everything else Rosenborg has to offer.